New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake — Again!

A new world-record paddlefish has again been pulled from Keystone Lake near Tulsa, less than a month after the previous world record was snagged in the same lake by a client of the same fishing guide. Angler Cody James Watters of Ochelata is the newest owner of the rod-and-reel world-record title, after snagging a 151-pound, 14.4-ounce giant… Continue reading New World Record Paddlefish Hauled From Keystone Lake — Again!

Kiefer Angler Busts State Record With 143-pound Paddlefish

Kiefer angler Jeremiah Mefford, with help from his son, Brody, holds the state-record paddlefish he snagged at Keystone Lake on May 23, 2020. At 143 pounds, the fish busted the previous record by 10.5 pounds. (Photo by Jason Schooley/ODWC)

A fishing guide who normally gives clients a chance to snag a big Oklahoma paddlefish outdid himself May 23 when he hauled in a 143-pound giant that was certified the official state record for that species, beating the previous record by a whopping 10.5 pounds! The fish actually missed being a rod-and-reel world record by only about… Continue reading Kiefer Angler Busts State Record With 143-pound Paddlefish

Lawson Receives National Recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The National Wild Turkey Federation recently honored Kenny Lawson of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation with to 2020 Wildlife Officer of the Year Award. Lawson received his award at the 44th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. The Wildlife Officer of the Year Award is given to individuals that have excelled and demonstrated… Continue reading Lawson Receives National Recognition from the National Wild Turkey Federation

NWTF Presents Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation with National Conservation Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation received a national award from the National Wild Turkey Federation for its collaborative conservation delivery across the state. Representatives of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation accepted the Land Stewardship Award during the 44th annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show. “I’m honored to receive this esteemed award on… Continue reading NWTF Presents Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation with National Conservation Award

Insurance Exec Chad Dillingham Picked for Wildlife Commission; John Groendyke to Step Down After 44 Years

Northwestern Oklahoma insurance executive D. Chad Dillingham of Enid has been appointed by Gov. J. Kevin Stitt to the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission. Pending the state Senate’s approval of his appointment, Dillingham will begin serving an eight-year term as the District 8 representative in July 2020. Dillingham will take the seat being vacated by Enid businessman John… Continue reading Insurance Exec Chad Dillingham Picked for Wildlife Commission; John Groendyke to Step Down After 44 Years

Commissioners Praise Student Archers for National Showings

Oklahoma Archery in the Schools students who placed among the top five in NASP national shoots stand with OKNASP coordinator Jay Rouk, left, and Wildlife Department Director J.D. Strong, right. The archers are, from left, Madison Spoonemore, Locust Grove; Cayden Eyestone, Chandler; Jarod Aycox, Zaneis; Karson Warrington, Healdton; and Reece Marble, Salina. (Don P. Brown/ODWC)

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission recognized a half-dozen Oklahoma students for being among America’s elite young archers Monday during its regular July meeting in Oklahoma City. The state youths all placed in the top five in various divisions at national competitions conducted by the National Archery in the Schools program in recent weeks. Each of… Continue reading Commissioners Praise Student Archers for National Showings

Kevin Paulson HuntingLife Media 202-744-5806 Kevin@HuntingLife.com https://HuntingLife.com https://HuntingInsider.com http://www.facebook.com/huntinglife http://www.facebook.com/huntingInsider http://www.twitter.com/huntinglife http://www.instagram.com/huntinglife From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Reply-To: Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:18 PM To: Subject: News: Wildlife Commission to Welcome Rick Holder as Newest Member Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Bookmark and Share Banner Wildlife News A June 20, 2019 Wildlife Commission to Welcome Rick Holder as Newest Member

The Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commission will welcome southwestern Oklahoma bank executive Rick Holder, 60, of Creta in July. Gov. J. Kevin Stitt appointed Holder to an eight-year term from District 7. He is filling the seat that was held by Robert Dan Robbins of Altus, whose term is expiring. “I’m excited to get started, meet the other… Continue reading Kevin Paulson HuntingLife Media 202-744-5806 Kevin@HuntingLife.com https://HuntingLife.com https://HuntingInsider.com http://www.facebook.com/huntinglife http://www.facebook.com/huntingInsider http://www.twitter.com/huntinglife http://www.instagram.com/huntinglife From: Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Reply-To: Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 12:18 PM To: Subject: News: Wildlife Commission to Welcome Rick Holder as Newest Member Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. Bookmark and Share Banner Wildlife News A June 20, 2019 Wildlife Commission to Welcome Rick Holder as Newest Member

Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in One Farmed Oklahoma Elk

OKLAHOMA CITY — An elk from a farmed herd in Lincoln County has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry (ODAFF) and the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. The 2-year-old bull elk died as the result of an injury. The elk was tested through routine surveillance in… Continue reading Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed in One Farmed Oklahoma Elk

Apply for Controlled Hunts Online Via Go Outdoors Oklahoma System

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s popular controlled hunts program is open for online applications through May 22. This program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter. Hunts are held on Wildlife… Continue reading Apply for Controlled Hunts Online Via Go Outdoors Oklahoma System

Panhandle State University to Be Home for New Shooting Sports Complex

Wildlife Conservation Commissioner John D. Groendyke speaks during the groundbreaking ceremony for Panhandle State University's shooting sports complex. The facility's building will be named in his honor to recognize his generous donation.

Work is continuing on a state-of-the-art shooting sports complex for Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell. The construction phase was kicked off with a groundbreaking ceremony Nov. 29 attended by Oklahoma A&M Regents, OPSU staff and faculty, students, and representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation and OPSU Foundation. OPSU President Tim Faltyn announced that the centerpiece building… Continue reading Panhandle State University to Be Home for New Shooting Sports Complex